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Environmental Industry Applications


Pumping or vacuum tanks are the primary equipment needed in any environmental or wastewater cleanup operation, but for large operations or remote jobs, frac tanks are helpful for storing wastewater temporarily and then transporting it for later disposal. From water remediation to septic pumping, we have equipment solutions for environmental industry uses. There are different types of frac tanks that can be beneficial depending on the project or application. Not all frac tanks fit all, the different capacities and features make these tanks ideal in very specific situations for storing certain materials.


Depending on your specific operation, Geneva Equipment will help you select the frac tank or other equipment that will deliver the best result in the most cost-effective way. Learn more about various environmental applications that can benefit fro frac tanks below.


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Septic Pumping


Best for the Job: Flat Top Frac Tank

A flat top frac tank provides convenient, portable wastewater storage next to septic pumping operations. Pump directly from a vacuum tank into a frac tank and move to the next operation quickly. Most flat top frac tanks have a storage capacity of 21,000 gallons or 500 BBL, so you can transfer 4 to 7 vacuum tank loads depending on the size into the frac tank for later disposal. Place the frac tank at a central location to make any septic pumping operation more efficient. For example, if you're pumping at a location that is 40 miles away from the disposal site, place a frac tank halfway at the 20-mile mark. Now your vacuum tankers only have to travel half the distance to unload, so you can get more pumping done in less time. Many tanks are also epoxy lined, so they won't deteriorate with the chemical composition of wastewater.


Temporary Chemical or Fuel Storage


Best for the Job: Flat Top Frac Tank

A flat top frac tank offers convenient chemical or fuel storage next to cleaning operations at refineries. Park the frac tanks onsite as you clean out fuel tanks or crude oil tanks. Use the frac tanks for temporary storage during the operation, then transport for later disposal. A frac tank is easy to fill and drain, so refineries can perform necessary cleaning quickly and easily.


Water Remediation


Best for the Job: Flat Top Frac Tank, Water Remediation Equipment

A flat top frac tank is the most economical portable storage for basic water remediation projects. When you are retrieving dirty water or water that has been contaminated by fuel or chemicals, pump the dirty water into the frac tank for temporary storage onsite. When your clean-up operation is finished, frac tanks are easily transported to another site for disposal or filtration of the dirty or contaminated water.


In addition to frac tanks, we also have other water remediation equipment available including scalper shaker units, centrifuge units, and skimmer units. Learn more about Water Remediation Equipment types and uses here.


Pond and Sludge Dewatering


Best for the Job: Wier Tank

Weir tanks are effective for heavy duty environmental jobs such as pond and sludge dewatering. Weir tanks are sectioned off into different compartments that speed up the settling of solids, particulates, and floating oils. A compartment may include a settling tank, sometimes called a sand trap, to allow the heavier material or sludge to separate from the liquids and sink to the bottom. This process is called dewatering because it separates the solids from water for easier disposal. Some have a "V" shaped floor to drain stored liquids with ease. Tanks can then be transported easily to another location for disposal or filtration.


Environmental Clean-Up


Best for the Job: Open Top Frac Tank

Open Top Frac Tanks allow the easiest access to check fluid levels in the tank during environmental clean-up operations. An open top frac tank also has 24" man ways to allow the easiest access to clean tanks after the job is finished. Store dirty water during an environmental clean-up operation in an open top tank with a capacity of up to 21,000 gallons.


Water Remediation in a Sensitive Environment


Best for the Job: Double Wall Frac Tanks

Double Wall Frac Tanks feature a built-in secondary containment wall, which is a must when storing contaminated liquids near environmentally sensitive areas. The double wall design ensures an extra layer of protection against leaking and acts as a secondary containment system built into the tank. This is especially important when you need to capture and store contaminated liquids in bulk near fresh water sources and other areas with strict regulatory requirements. Don't sacrifice capacity for secondary containment, though. Most double wall tanks have a large capacity of 16,000 gallons. Get peace of mind on your environmental job site with a double wall tank.